Family Law Professional

Price: $3,799.00

The Family Law Professional
The practice of family law examines state regulation of sexual and marital relationships, including the delicate balance of family privacy against state intervention in the marital relationship.  Litigating around the institution of marriage and family that is most personal to individuals, family law brings to light a number of issues that affect peoples’ lives at a very deep level.   Further, family law also covers principles governing child custody and visitation, child support, and the regulation of non-traditional relationships as they pose a variety of questions about what a “family” is under the law.   

The Family Law Professional Program
Covering these intriguing and recently developing issues, this program provides an overview of family law.  Students will explore fundamental topics including marriage, divorce, annulment, property division, parenthood, adoption, custody, support, and family violence as well as emerging areas such as legal recognition of non-marital families and assisted reproductive technology.  Students will study all of these points with special attention to the legal principles, ethical issues, research, interviewing, discovery, drafting, and other essential practice skills that make up the work product surrounding this field.

For those students looking toward law school or who are interested in the paralegal profession, this program offers an incredibly useful and realistic look into the actual work that lawyers and legal professionals do every day.  Examining the initial organization, operation and potential dissolution of a family unit, the Family Law program addresses premarital controversies, capacity to marry and the formalities of marriage in light of the rights and duties of marital partners, various grounds for divorce, annulment and separation, spousal support and basic issues of property distribution.  

    

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe tasks paralegals perform as members of a family law team
  • Perform research on issues related to family law cases
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to premarital agreements
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to marriage
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to annulment
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to non-marital families
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to parenthood
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to adoption
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to family violence
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to divorce
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to discovery and financial statements
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to child custody
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to child support
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to spousal support
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to property division
  • Interpret the major legal issues related to separation agreements
  • Draft family law documents
  • Propose strategies for dealing with ethical issues that arise in family law cases
  • Use Microsoft Office

Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period. 

Education and Certifications

  • Family Law Professional Program candidates should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • National Certification AvailableStudents who complete this comprehensive course would be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam.

 Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.